Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Sociosexual strategies in tribes and nations


Stephen Beckerman a1
a1 Anthropology Department, Pennsylvania State University. University Park, PA 16802 stv@psu.edu

Abstract

Extending the findings of this work: Tribal peoples need study. Monogamy as marital institution and monogamy as sociosexual orientation must be separated. Sociosexuality must be considered as an aspect of somatic as well as reproductive effort; third-party interventions in sociosexuality need attention; and multiple sociosexual orientations, with frequency-dependent fitness payoffs equal at equilibrium, need to be modeled.



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